Aden Definition

ädn, ādn
proper name
Former British colony & protectorate in SW Arabia, on the Gulf of Aden: now part of the Republic of Yemen.
Webster's New World
Seaport in this region: capital of the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.
Webster's New World
Gulf of the Arabian Sea, between the S coast of Arabia and Somalia in E Africa.
Webster's New World

Seaport and largest city of Yemen.

Webster's New World
A former British colony and protectorate of southern Arabia, part of South Yemen (now Yemen) since 1967.
American Heritage
A city of southern Yemen on a peninsula projecting into the Gulf of Aden. One of the chief ports of southern Arabia since ancient times, it became a major trading and refueling station after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Aden was the capital of South Yemen from 1967 until 1990.
American Heritage

Origin of Aden

  • Place name ultimately from Akkadian (“plain, lowland”).

    From Wiktionary

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